Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Nora : A Doll's House

By Stef Smith Original author Henrik Ibsen

A bold new version of Ibsen's brutal portrayal of womanhood.

Downstate

A provocative play about four men convicted of sex crimes, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Clybourne Park.

Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics

Published alongside the acclaimed, reimagined West End revival in 2018, this edition of Sondheim's hit musical features the complete revised book and lyrics for the production, plus colour production photographs.

Alys, Always (stage version)

A psychological thriller, adapted for the stage from Harriet Lane's gripping novel.

Mary Jane

A moving play about the stalwart endurance of a devoted mother, winner of the 2018 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

Miss You Like Hell

A musical about the barriers and the bonds of family, and the complexities of immigration in today's America.

Pipeline

A deeply moving story of a mother's fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

Three solo plays exploring the lives of three queer youths and their resilience in the face of violence and intolerance. Winner of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

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The Gay Heritage Project

An important piece of contemporary queer theatre, from three of Canada's most gifted performers.

Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

Two Plays

Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

The List

The riveting story of a woman haunted by internal regret when she fails to critically prioritise her world

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Paradise Lost

A wickedly smart and funny feminist retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the first battle between good and evil, by a leading Canadian playwright.

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Princess & The Hustler

A play about a cheeky 10-year-old with a plan to win the Weston-super-Mare Beauty Contest, against the backdrop of Black British Civil Rights marches in 1960s Bristol.

Cougar

A startling play about what – and who – we consume.

Plays from VAULT 4

Seven new plays from VAULT Festival

An anthology of seven of the best plays from VAULT Festival 2019, London's biggest and most exciting arts festival.

You Stupid Darkness!

An urgent play about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a world falling apart.

soft animals

A tender and unflinching story about motherhood, self-destruction and the way women help each other heal.

Thrown

A child-psychologist attempts to record what she's spent her whole life trying to forget, as the memories of former patients collide with her own.